Bringing in the New Year and the New Challenges

We all approach the new year differently. Some make resolutions (some to be kept, some not), others make lists (ME), others still act as if they cannot improve upon the previous year so they just keep trucking as they were. Regardless, do what makes you comfortable. The new year is about you, and you only. This is what I am going to try to remember in 2015 🙂

Today I was sitting in church (when in rural America, one goes to church with their mother) the pastor was talking about being human and being content. Well, about 5 seconds before the sermon started I found out that I got a rather un-wonderful grade last semester. So, i’m sitting there feeling sorry for myself as well as angry and embarrassed and all of the other things, and the pastor starts talking about getting over hurdles and staying content and accepting that we make mistakes. I will keep you all from my entire coping process (also, I’m definitely not finished wallowing in self-pity and anger), but I decided how I’m going to try to approach this new year and all it’s new challenges.

Keep going. Don’t forget you are human and will make mistakes. The biggest positive change we can make will be moving past those mistakes. So many people get caught in the self-pity and wallowing and it becomes impossible to move forward. Well, I am going to wallow, and then move on. M, please hold me to this when I wallow too much, as I indefinitely will. We all will, we are human – remember?!

So, happy 2015 everyone! Embrace the challenges of this year with a little better attitude and we will all no doubt be ready to take on 2016 in 361 days in a little better place than the great place we are in today.

Enjoy some of my favorite pictures from 2014…all mixed up and all pretty great memories 🙂

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